I think this question posed by Jesus to His disciples “Who do you say I am?” is relevant for every generation on earth down through the centuries. To see Jesus in the mirror image of ourselves is to see ourselves in His image. If we see Jesus as a mythical person, then we probably see ourselves as a mythical person too.
On the other hand, if we see Jesus as the personification of Love, then we would see ourselves as He is – a personification of Love. Our words, thoughts and deeds may not always correspond or match with that image or identity, but it doesn’t change our identity. An eagle may try to peck at worms on the ground like a chicken, but that doesn’t change its identity as an eagle.
The question is: Do we know who we really are? It has been said that every person came into the world with amnesia. The moment we were born, we forgot who we really are, until someone gives us a revelation of our true identity. The ugly duckling may think that it is an ugly duckling all this while until it sees its own image in the reflection of still waters and realises it is a beautiful swan all along.
The veil is removed in Christ, so that we all may now gaze into the mirror likeness, and remember who we are! 2 Cor 3:18, Deut 32:18, James 1:24
Ps 23 “By the waters of reflection my soul remembers who I am!″